When he was a child, my nephew Roberto Rivera held a mechanical pencil for the first time. Now, he is a full-fledged conceptual artist.

No, he is not the type that invites people to a gallery opening where only imaginary pictures are exhibited. On the contrary, he is an immensely prolific and talented draftsman who designs the characters and backgrounds in animated movies, series or video games.  or in packaging.

When I asked him what characters inhabited him, in three minutes he designed the following. I timed him. Three minutes.

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Which he quickly cleaned to show me this.


Boy, am I thrilled to be his aunt!

His site is at www.robertoriverak.com